The Healthy Skin Show show

The Healthy Skin Show

Summary: Fed up with those skin rashes that just won't go away? Join clinical nutritionist, skin rash expert, and eczema warrior Jennifer Fugo to explore alternative ways to look at your frustrating skin conditions. Together, we'll dive deep to empower and inspire you to see your symptoms from a totally different perspective. Each episode tackles a wide range of chronic skin rash issues including (but not limited to) eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, vitiligo, and seborrheic dermatitis. We pull back the curtain to dish on nutrition, diet, root causes, detoxification, lifestyle changes and even innovative published research that doesn't seem to trickle down to your doctor.

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 164: Mold Illness vs. Mold Allergy w/ Dr. Kasey Holland | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:00

Many think they're interchangeable, but mold allergies and mold illness are actually different things! They affect the body in different ways, as my guest today will explain. My guest today, Dr. Kasey Holland, is a licensed Naturopathic doctor. She earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA through a four-year CNME accredited program.

 163: Iron Deficiency Skin Rash | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:32

Have you ever heard of an Iron Deficiency Skin Rash? It’s a thing! So is itchiness triggered by low iron levels. I was so fascinated by this topic that I wanted to dive deeper and help you understand just HOW important it is to get assessed for iron deficiency. Unfortunately, it’s one of the most common deficiencies that I uncover in my practice. If you’ve struggled in the past with iron (or have iron deficiency symptoms like hair loss), this episode is a MUST for you!

 162: Loss + Trauma Associated With Topical Steroid Withdrawal w/ Kathryn Tullos | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:17

Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW) can cause chaos in the body. But it can also begin to affect one's emotional health, as well as their relationships. My guest today, Kathryn Tullos is a Registered Nurse from Houston, Texas with a degree in Communications. She is a wife and mom of 4 kids - ages 14, 12, 10, and 9. In mid-2013, her son suffered severely from Topical Steroid Withdrawal Syndrome (TSW) for 18 months, due to steroid creams prescribed for his eczema.

 161: Low Oxalate Diet: Can It Stop Your Rashes? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:32

If you’re working through what foods seem to trigger or flare your rashes, you might at some point consider trying a low oxalate diet. Though it’s commonly used to reduce the production of kidney stones in those prone to making them, I’ve recevied many questions about this particular elimination diet for rashes. Aside from my general caution about eliminating more and more foods, improvement on a low oxalate diet (or because you have high oxalates in your urine) is an important clue!

 160: How To Care For Rosacea Skin To Avoid More Redness w/ Rachael Pontillo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:02

Are you looking for more natural and alternative ways to calm skin affected by rosacea? Today, we'll be talking about the dos and don'ts when it comes to rosacea care: skincare, diet, and more! My guest today is Rachael Pontillo, a holistic skincare innovator, author, and educator. Rachael is the bestselling author of the book Love Your Skin, Love Yourself, and co-author of The Sauce Code. She’s a functional nutrition practitioner, AADP and IAHC Board Certified International Health Coach.

 159: Grover's Disease: Lifestyle + Diet Shifts To Implement w/ Dr. Raja Sivamani | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:37

Have you heard of Grover's Disease? If not, you're not alone. In fact, I learned about this skin condition just recently! My guest today will enlighten us about Grover's Disease, and share some diet and lifestyle tips that may help. My guest today is Dr. Raja Sivamani, a board-certified dermatologist who practices at Pacific Skin Institute.

 158: Rosacea Warrior: Thriving with Granulomatous Rosacea w/ Gabrielle Buckman, LE | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:27

Granulomatous rosacea is a rare form of rosacea that can be difficult to diagnose and treat. My guest will be sharing her journey with this skin rash, and how she managed to drastically improve her skin's health and appearance. My guest today, Gabrielle Buckman, is a Licensed Esthetician in St. Louis, Missouri. She was diagnosed with granulomatous rosacea in May 2019. Using her training in skin, as well as the help of her dermatologist, Gabrielle has managed to get her rosacea under control.

 157: How Your Immune System Can Trigger Skin Rashes w/ Heather Zwickey, PhD | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:39

Not many of us have heard of immunology, but it can actually give us some real insight into why we have skin rashes. My guest today is here to explain all about it. My guest today, Heather Zwickey, earned a Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship and teach medical school at Yale University.

 156: Recovering From Topical Steroid Withdrawal w/ Briana Banos | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:30

If you've been following the show for a while, you've heard me talk about Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW). I find it fascinating, which is why I was so thrilled to talk to today's guest, Briana Banos. Briana released an incredible documentary about TSW to raise awareness about this little-known condition.

 155: Oral Allergies + Cross Reactivity: How It Can Trigger Itchiness + Hives w/ Rakhi Roy, MS, RD, LDN | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:16

Have you ever hard of oral allergy syndrome? No? Well, you're not alone. My guest today will share some surprising facts about oral allergy syndrome, as well as cross-reactivity within allergies. My guest today, Rakhi Roy Chowdhury, holds a Master’s in Dietetics & Nutrition and a BA in Anthropology & Theatre. She is an actress-turned Registered Dietitian with more allergies than the average person.

 154: Candida Rashes + SIFO w/ Dr. Christine Maren | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:17

Many of us are familiar with SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth). But have you heard of its cousin, SIFO (small intestine fungal overgrowth)? My guest today will explain in detail what it is, and how it may be related to skin rash issues. My guest today is Dr. Christine Maren, an osteopathic physician and the founder of a functional medicine practice in Colorado, Michigan and Texas.

 153: Steroids + Cortisol: How To Pinpoint Adrenal Problems w/ Dr. Carrie Jones | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:05

Adrenal insufficiency is a relatively new term for when the adrenal glands do not produce enough cortisol. Did you know that steroids can play a role in cortisol suppression? My guest today is Dr. Carrie Jones, an internationally recognized speaker, consultant, and educator on the topic of women’s health and hormones.

 152: Hidradenitis Suppurativa: An Integrative Approach w/ Dr. Hadar Lev-Tov | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:57

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a condition that affects many people, but isn't well-known. I struggled with it for a while, initially mistaking it for some sort of cancer because of the painful lump in my armpit! My guest today, Hadar Lev-Tov, MD, MAS, is an Assistant Professor, and the Director of the Wound Healing Fellowship Program at the University of Miami, Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, the Miller School of Medicine.

 151: How Eczema Changed My Life (So I Could Help Others) w/ Rakhi Roy, MS, RD, LDN | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:05

Eczema is a common skin condition that can, ironically, make people feel very isolated. My guest today will share about her journey with eczema, and how it inspired her to become an advocate for others with this skin rash. My guest today, Rakhi Roy Chowdhury, holds a Master’s in Dietetics & Nutrition and a BA in Anthropology & Theatre. She is an actress-turned Registered Dietitian with more allergies than the average person.

 150: Understanding Epstein-Barr Virus + Skin Rashes w/ Dr. Kasey Holland | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:07

Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) is commonly known as mono or the kissing disease. EBV can cause a host of problems in the body, including the skin. Today's guest is here to explain all about EBV. My guest today, Dr. Kasey Holland, is a licensed Naturopathic doctor. She earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA through a four-year CNME accredited program.


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